Board of Health
- Date: 10/01/2019 5:30 PM
- Location: City-County Government Center, Room H
160 S. Macy Street
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935
Sherry L. Behnke: 5:50-7 p.m.
Kayla Ericksen: 5:30-7 p.m.
Martin S. Ryan: 5:30-7 p.m.
Marian Sheridan: 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Also present were Kim Mueller, Danielle Page, Danielle Vollendorf, Kara Kerrigan and Keefe Urban, along with Marian University students Natalie Mullendore, Adam Sydow and Matilyn Kissack.
1. Call meeting to order.
Vice Chair Sheridan called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
2. Approve minutes of the August 6, 2019, meeting.
Motion (Ericksen/Gudex) to approve the minutes. Motion carried, 5-0.
3. Members of the public who wish to address the board on specific agenda items must register their requests at this time, with such comments subject to the reasonable control of the board chair, as set forth in “Robert’s Rules of Order.”
There was no public comment.
4. Health officer report.
a. and b. Health Officer Kim Mueller reviewed the Communicable Disease Quarterly Report Statistics, noting that Fond du Lac County has had several latent tuberculosis clients. The board discussed chlamydia and gonorrhea statistics and will revisit this topic at a future meeting, after the Health Department’s sexual health clinic has opened. The flu vaccine supply has been coming in more slowly than anticipated, but the department is ready to begin school flu clinics in mid-October. The department has investigated two vaping-related illnesses in the county. It was suggested that vaping be added to the report under emerging diseases. Sandy Bernier will give an update on vaping at the next meeting, and Mr. Dornbrook will provide the vaping ordinance that was just passed in Campbellsport.
Ms. Mueller reviewed the Public Health Quarterly Report Statistics, noting that a nurse position will be maintained in the jail for 20 hours a week and that hepatitis outreach in the jail is ongoing. She also discussed the Inspection Program Quarterly Report Statistics and Revenue Quarterly Report Statistics. Motion (Schmidt/Ericksen) to receive the second quarter reports and place on file. Motion carried, 6-0.
c. WIC Director Kara Kerrigan provided an update on WIC. She said the recent remodeling will increase confidentiality and potentially program participation. Ms. Kerrigan distributed handouts to board members on the Fit Families 2018 grant.
Ms. Behnke arrived at 5:50 p.m. and commenced to chair the meeting.
d. Ms. Mueller reported that the Health Department has applied for accreditation.
e. Danielle Vollendorf, inspection program director, reported that sampling was done at Wolf Lake 13 times between Memorial Day and Labor Day. There were no advisories or closures, but there was a lot of algae activity in the Wolf Lake area during July, August and September.
5. Discussion of the Health Department’s 2020 budget.
Ms. Mueller highlighted the 2020 budget and introduced Danielle Page, an accounting assistant in the Health Department who is looking into electronic health record software. Ms. Mueller discussed the loss of jail revenue, position reclassifications, the sexual health clinic, and the department’s goal of having a full environmental health program.
Ms. Vollendorf spoke on inspection fees.
Mr. Dornbrook left the meeting at 6:37 p.m. and returned at 6:41 p.m.
Ms. Sheridan left the meeting at 6:45 p.m.
The board directed Ms. Mueller to wait until after her budget meeting with the Finance, Personnel and Economic Development Committee to make any decisions regarding inspection fees.
7. Future agenda items and meeting date.
The next meeting is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Ms. Bernier will report on vaping and Mr. Dornbrook will bring the Campbellsport ordinance. At a meeting next year, there will be a report on the sexual health clinic.
8. Tour of the newly remodeled Health Department.
The tour was moved to the December meeting.
Motion (Schmidt/Ericksen) to adjourn the meeting at 7 p.m. Motion carried, 6-0.